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"I am not aware that any man has ever built on the spot which I occupy. Deliver me from a city built on the site of a more ancient city, whose materials are ruins, whose gardens cemeteries." ―Henry David Thoreau

Adam Trone

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Right to Repair

Right to Repair

  • July 30, 2018
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  • Adam

I don’t want to repair my iPhone, but I don’t want anyone telling me I can’t. I have no interest in fixing my (nonexistent) Tesla, but I want the right to do so. I don’t even want to repair my...

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Do not throw away your shot

Do not throw away your shot

  • July 14, 2018
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  • Adam

Croatia faces France in the World Cup final on Sunday. They'll be doing so one man down, with only 22 players. In their first World Cup game, Croatia was up against Nigeria. With five minutes remaining in the game, the...

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Rain Harder

Rain Harder

  • July 1, 2018
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  • Adam

I'm taking a break from fútbol for football. Don't get me wrong, today's World Cup matches were awesome -- with Russia and Croatia both advancing on penalty kicks and setting up a Slavic quarterfinal. I didn't expect to use my break...

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Osoji

Osoji

  • June 19, 2018
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  • Adam

I enjoy competition. If I'm not directly involved in it, I enjoy watching it in sports. It doesn't matter much what sport it is as long as it's competitive. At various times as a fan, I've been into basketball, football,...

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Instant Gratification

Instant Gratification

  • June 11, 2018
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  • Adam

Instant gratification feels more instant than it used to be. It's a product of our increasingly on-demend economy. Less and less, we're required to wait, and so our patience grows weak. There's little to no evidence indicating that our attention spans are becoming...

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Doing Hard Things

Doing Hard Things

  • June 6, 2018
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  • Adam

Doing hard things is hard. Hard things rarely become easy; more often than not the doer simply becomes accustomed to the difficultly and inured to the pain of doing hard things. From the outside looking in, people often see the...

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The First Time, Again

The First Time, Again

  • June 3, 2018
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  • Adam

There's nothing I enjoy more than sharing something I love with someone who's never experienced it before. Be it a good book, a movie, or a restaurant, sharing my favorites is my favorite. The results of this sort of sharing...

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Seize the Night

Seize the Night

  • February 7, 2018
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  • Adam

Seize the day, of course. I’ve always thought this daylight mantra was too trite. Good advice and memorable -- thanks, in part, to Robin Williams’ performance in Dead Poets Society -- but carpe diem is all too easy. Seize the day, of course. But seize...

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Risk

Risk

  • February 6, 2018
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  • Adam

The world is too risk averse. Hollywood is scared of a flop, so they stick with remakes. Politicians are scared of a challenge, so they gerrymander their districts. Baseball players bunt. Basketball players don't take the charge. People don’t speak...

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Reconciliation

Reconciliation

  • February 5, 2018
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  • Adam

The Berlin Wall -- the wall that "nobody has the intention of building" -- stood for 10,316 days. As of today, it's been 10,316 days since it fell. I can't image what it was like living behind it, but for those...

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